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If you guys didn't know, we've got a great new owner, amazing new managers, and even a brand new menu!
This restaraunt is being revamped by new management/owners as a fast food restaurant. The selection is a bit limited at this time & they don't distinguish themselves from other vendors in the area, but it was good.
Amazing!. I've eaten here twice and it's now a MUST anytime I'm in Raleigh. First and foremost, the pizza is AMAZING. I've never been to NYC, so I guess I can't make any claims about how it compares, but I love NYC style pizza and this is the best I've ever had. It's phenomenal. Also, they sell Mexican Coke, so A+ for that. As for the restaurant, it's bright, cheery, and fun inside. Anyhow, the folks there are also really nice and attentive. Basically, oh my goodness, go get a slice or three.
New Two Guys Pizza on Hillsborough!. The new Two Guys Pizza opened by completely different owners in the same location is a great spot for casual Italian fare, especially pizza. My favorite pie is The Bronx. It's a red and white pizza with ricotta cheese, red sauce and fresh basil. I think it should be renamed The Wolfpack! The restaurant has NY style pizza, pasta, subs, salads, beer and several TVs. Authentic pizzas are sold by the slice or whole pie. All delicious!
If you like Barely anything you ordered???.
So, I was hungry, really wanted pizza but my favorite pizza place was closed. So right up the block is this place. Walked in, maybe 10-15 people inside, two wait staff, one manager, three cooks...
Got a seat, a menu, waited for a waiter to come over so I could order some sweet tea to drink (if you are a fan of 90% sweet, 5% tea, 5% water, great place)...
Waiter came back with my drink fairly quickly, then had to wait for 10 minutes for him to reappear for my order...
As I said, I was hungry, so I requested a order (small order, only six wings) of wings with medium sauce as a appetizer, and a mini pizza (hello, only me for lunch).
Well about 25 minutes of my lunch time goes by, no appetizer, low on tea, no pizza. The waiter had strolled by more than a few times, each time saying wings should be out shortly, they will be out soon...
Well, finally, about 35-40 minutes into my lunch time, here comes the wings and pizza....Here we go..
No napkins, no silverware (had to ask for these..)
The wings are BARELY done, inside or out, BARELY any sauce on the BARELY done wings, and, ready for it, wrong pizza. The waiter brings out this 14" monster with most everything on it, also barely done, luke warm to the touch, could have used probably 10 more minutes in the oven...Now, I am still HUNGRY, lunch time almost over, so I try one of the wings, not sure if they were supposed to be fried or baked... NOT even close on the HUNGRY meter....Try a slice of the pizza, BARELY any sauce on it (no mention by the way, anywhere, that this may be how they fix their pizza here, with BARELY any sauce...)pizza toppings for all intents may have just as well have almost come out of the bag/box, whichever it was....AND I still had no refill on the sugar shock tea or a glass of water....Waiter said he would talk to the manager, "she" never showed up to talk to me, though he did say as I was leaving that he asked for something off of the meal because of the wings not coming out before the main meal...and she laughed, said NOPE...
I did pay fort an take the pizza with me, which I took home for dinner, added some sauce to and reheated, for about 10 minutes, turned out ok, nothing to rave about to be certain...So, if you like going someplace for lunch and BARELY getting what you ordered,BARELY like you asked for it, go here, but me, another place crossed off the list of places to go for a lunch. Maybe this is my wallets way of reminding me that nothing can quite compare, either in taste or price, to the left-overs I usually bring for lunch each day.!!
To All The Basd Reviews. This is The owner of Two Guys Restaurant responding to all the reviews posted.Thank you all for your feedback Good and Bad. FYI:The old GM is no longer employed at this establishment.We were eventually made aware of the issues and immediately took care of them.We hope all that had a bad experience would please give us the benefit of the doubt and atleast try us one more time.We promise you will enjoy your visit.We pride ourselves on being a family restaurant and would like the chance to prove that to you,so please come back and tell your server we sent you!:)
How does this person have a job?.
I have been going here since I was in college in the 70s. I have always loved this place, and I took my grandkids for dinner last week so they could try the pizza. I will never go back.
1. The food was excellent, and is exactly as I remember it, and the service was equally as good. My problem is not with either of those.
2. There was a gentleman in there wearing a ballcap, who I presume to be the owner. My waitress was polite and kind, all you could ask for. The owner yelled at her twice while I was there, and I was able to hear some of what was said to her, which included many things my grandkids didn't need to hear.
3. When we went up front to pay, the same gentleman was as polite and nice to us as anybody has ever been while he was ringing us up. If that's not enough, there was alcohol on his breath that I could smell from across the counter.
I have told everyone I know to never go here. I really hope that this once great restaurant will be ran by someone better than this. I guess if you're the owner, you don't have anyone to answer to, but that's no excuse for the way he treats his waitstaff.
In response to your comment:That manager is longer employed with this establishment.The owner prides himself on being a family restaurant being that he has six children of his own and of Italian descent.We would really like to have you back(on the owner) and prove to you that we are a family restaurant with great emploees and food.Please do not hesitate to cantact him and at any time as he would love to have you back. We apologize for your inconvience and look forward to hearing from you.
Very disappointed. I was very disappointed in the meal we purchased yesterday. Both my mom and I ordered a stromboli. We ate half and took it home to eat the rest for dinner. After warming it in the oven, what I thought was cheese turned out to be dough on the inside. It was so undercooked we couldn't even eat the rest and threw it away. The interesting thing is that the outside of my stromboli was crispy and darker than I would normally like it. I also thought the sauce was very thin and watery. My husband ordered a calzone and he felt his was good. I will not go back.
RESTAURANT AND MGR SUCK. I used to go to this restaurant in college and it was the best place in town-now it sucks.I went on a monday and they had no mozarella sticks and i almost left-how can an italian restaurant have a major staple???-they said they had a busy mothers day weekend-well whomever ordered the food should have planned for this-then i got the fried ravioli-this was the only good thing-then the meal came and the food was bad and i only ate three bites-sauce had no taste and was thin-they took the meal off and i had to pay for the appetizer and drink-but now i have to go home and make dinner.The waitor said they had three complaints about the sauce and that the sauce was a couple of days old. I cant beleive that they do not cook their stuff fresh every day-i tried to talk to the manager because i do not think i should have to pay for any of the meal-i have been in the restaurant business for 30 years and you should never argue with a customer-he accused me of eating the whole meal and wanting to eat for free-i work two jobs seven days a week and pay for everything i get-all i wanted was a good meal-now i feel sick because he upset me so bad-dont go to this restaurant-it is not like it used to be and the manager is a jerk-plenty of restaurants in the area probably a lot cheaper and better.
definately a great place to eat. i just have to say the people at two guys are great and are putting forth a great effort to keep two guys tradition going.granted they went through a rough patch,but since the new owner took over things seem to be getting back to what it once was. friendly,courteous staff timely service and the food is exceptional and affordable.in these hard economic times two guys is your place to dine.
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